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The Professional Mentoring Program benefits both mentee and mentor

Mentoring creates a conduit for support and engagement

Now in its fourth year, the Professional Mentoring Program provides opportunities for up-and-coming professionals and experienced leaders to connect and support one another. Whether a college student seeking to better understand the Burlington community or a business executive looking to empower the emerging workforce, the Professional Mentoring Program provides both benefits for mentors and mentees:

Benefits of being a mentee:

  • Improve self-confidence
  • Encourage self-reflection and goal setting
  • Improve interpersonal relationship skills
  • Provide an important networking contact
  • Get exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Receive guidance on professional development and advancement 
  • Learn to speak out a point of view

Benefits of being a mentor:

  • Opportunity to reflect
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas and responsibility for one’s career
  • Give back to the community
  • Strengthen active listening skills
  • Enhance relationship-building skills
  • Develop personal leadership and coaching styles

Find a mentor, become a mentor

Participants of the Professional Mentoring Program meet a total of six times over coffee to discuss mentee’s goals, exchange ideas and learn from one another.  Participants will be provided structure, reading assignments and example questions to help guide conversation and make the most out of their time together. 

If you are interested in growing both personally and professionally, we are seeking both mentors and mentees for the program. Applications for the program are due September 30

Apply to the Professional Mentoring Program: